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An exclusive look at the NZ NCSC cyber crime report
Mon, 13th Dec 2021
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Documenting the activities of New Zealand government agencies for the tax-paying public ensures one consumes a range of essential, if largely indigestible, reading matter.
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New book reveals massive flaws in Australian cybersecurity management
Mon, 6th Dec 2021
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Cybercrime has been estimated to cost the Australian economy AUD$42 billion, according to a new book released by a UNSW cybersecurity expert.
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Australian FIs are seeking more robust crime management solutions, report finds
Wed, 24th Nov 2021
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FIs across APAC are continuing to grapple with financial crime management strategy and investment to take full ownership and build in-house systems, buy a solution, or utilise managed services from a solution provider.
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Massive increase in cyber threats since global pandemic - report
Fri, 12th Nov 2021
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New research has found a major increase in cyber threats since the start of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
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Year of ransomware continues with unprecedented surge
Fri, 29th Oct 2021
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SonicWall recorded a 148% increase in global ransomware attacks through the third quarter of 2021.
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Stolen data spreading even faster on the dark web - report
Mon, 25th Oct 2021
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Increased volume of data breaches and more avenues for cybercriminals to monetise data has led to increased activity surrounding stolen data on the dark web.
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Remote working causes significant cybersecurity risks for SMEs
Thu, 7th Oct 2021
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New research shows remote working is leading to increased cybersecurity risks for SMEs. 
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Cybercrime more common among Millennials and Gen Z - report
Tue, 5th Oct 2021
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The National Cybersecurity Alliance and CybSafe have announced the release of the Oh Behave! The Annual Cybersecurity Attitudes and Behaviours Report 2021. 
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New cyber-criminal group discovered targeting government servers, fuel, energy and aviation companies
Fri, 1st Oct 2021
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Researchers have identified a new, previously unknown group that has systematically attacked Russia's fuel and energy complex and its aviation industry. 
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Women and BAME individuals bear the brunt of cyber attacks - Malwarebytes research
Tue, 28th Sep 2021
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Malwarebytes and non-profit partners have released a report revealing certain demographic groups are disproportionally impacted by cybercrime.
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Networked bot attacks increase as human-initiated attack levels fall
Wed, 15th Sep 2021
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A new report reveals that bot attack volumes grew 41% year over year, with human-initiated attacks falling 29% in the first half of 2021. 
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Another cyber attack on NZ businesses - analysis
Thu, 9th Sep 2021
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Kiwi bank and ANZ along with New Zealand Post, Inland Revenue and Metservice all experienced blacks-out due to a cyber-attack earlier today.
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CertNZ warns NZ users of Kaseya VSA to shut it down
Sun, 4th Jul 2021
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CertNZ is warning New Zealand organisations using Kaseya VSA software to manage their IT infrastructure they may be at risk of an attack by a Russian-based ransomware.
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Check Point Research warns of a surge in malicious activity around Amazon Prime Day
Fri, 18th Jun 2021
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Researchers warn of increased cybercrime on and around Amazon Prime Day 2021 as malicious activity surges.
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Trade secret protection rapidly rising up the corporate agenda
Thu, 17th Jun 2021
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Corporates fear cybercrime and employee leaks are the biggest risks to protecting trade secrets.
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The rise of cybercrime and NZ's fragmented response
Tue, 15th Jun 2021
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Cybercrime is on the rise but New Zealand's response to it is fragmented and victims rarely get justice. In the wake of the Waikato District Health Board ransomware attack, Anusha Bradley asks how we can better help and protect cybercrime victims.
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McAfee’s new expansion combines AI learning techniques with human analysis
Wed, 19th May 2021
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McAfee has released a substantial expansion to its XDR platform aimed at proactively stopping targeted attacks.
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Surge of SMS scams impersonating meal kit delivery companies
Wed, 19th May 2021
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Tessien has found a growing trend of SMS scams impersonating meal kit delivery companies.
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Cybercriminals take bold steps forward as confidence soars - CrowdStrike report
Wed, 3rd Mar 2021
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Criminals are especially interested in targeting the supply chain as it enables them to go after multiple targets from a single intrusion point.
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COVID-19 sees 400% surge in cyber crime
Wed, 23rd Dec 2020
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"The current global pandemic has restrained the world, creating a perfect environment for cybercriminals to flourish."
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NCSC prevents $70m harm against NZ's nationally significant organisations
Fri, 27th Nov 2020
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New Zealand’s nationally significant organisations have faced at least 352 cyber incidents in the 2019/2020 year, but the dangers are far from over.
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AFP arrests two men with ties to Australian SMS phishing scheme
Tue, 29th Sep 2020
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“The success of Operation Genmaicha has prevented further Australians from seeing their hard-earned savings siphoned off to criminal entities.”
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Sophos deconstructs Dharma, the 'fast food franchise' ransomware
Fri, 14th Aug 2020
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"Dharma is fast-food franchise ransomware: widely and easily available to just about anyone,” says a Sophos threat researcher.
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MailGuard intercepts sinister cybercrime emails notifying users of COVID-19 “relief payment”
Thu, 23rd Apr 2020
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Cyber criminals have sent out a series of malicious emails attempting to manipulate users suffering from financial turmoil and difficulties triggered by the COVID-19 crisis.
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